CMV Rapid Culture
Label Mnemonic: CMVCU
Epic Lab Code: LAB7550
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Urine
Minimum:
Urine in a sterile, leak-proof container.
Rejection Criteria:
Stool, rectal swab, eSwab, and CSF samples. Whole blood in Viral Transport Media. Dry swabs, wood swabs, calcium alginate swabs, and frozen samples.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Culture negative for CMV by early antigen test.
Comments:
Cytomegalovirus by PCR is a more sensitive method for the detection of CMV viremia and central nervous system infections, especially in the immunocompromised patient.
Methodology:
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
CPT Code:
87254 Shell vial